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to go before the first debate, what advice to michelle obama and ann romney have for their husbands? plus, the fight for the female vote. colorado congresswoman joins me live. stop! stop! stop! come back here! humans -- we are beautifully imperfect creatures living in an imperfect world. that's why liberty mutual insurance has your back with great ideas like our optional better car replacement. if your car is totaled, we give you the money to buy one a model year newer. call... and ask one of our insurance experts about it today. hello?! we believe our customers do their best out there in the world, and we do everything we can to be there for them when they need us. [car alarm blaring] call now and also ask about our 24/7 support and service. call... and lock in your rate for 12 months today. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? that make kids happy. and even fewer that make moms happy too. with wholesome noodles and bite sized chicken, nothing brings you together like chicken noodle soup from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >>> here's a look at s
there on the campaign trail? >> reporter: you know, i asked her about ann romney's claim when ann romney pressed back about her own husband's critics and ann romney said campaigning is hard. i said does she share that sentiment. here was mrs. obama's response. >> ann romney recently said about the critics of her husband -- to her husband's critics that running for president is hard. do you sympathize with that? >> you know, the campaign experience is unique for everyone. everyone comes to this and experiences it differently. for me i really enjoy campaigning. i think barack and i we both get energy from it because when you live in washington, sometimes you get isolated from the rest of the country. and this is a time when we get out and we can remember just how decent people are. i come across people i don't care what political party they come from, they are hopeful. they're happy to see you. they're willing to listen. and it's good to be reminded of that. when you get out on the campaign trail. so i get energy from it. and i always have. and i've always said that. it's, you know, i never thought, yo
honor president obama's order providing amnesty to the children of illegal immigrants. ann romney stressed the softer side of mitt. >> in colorado you know you need someone that has compassion, and that has the capacity to understand what people are going through, to have the solutions and get the job done. >> at times the attempts to court these voters has been even more ob see kwee yes. >>. >> i love you women! >> but has the damage already been done? in a new article in the national journal ron brownstein writes with one key voting block noncollege educated white women. or as brown stein refers to them as waitress moms. through a targeted and sustained appeal to working women on display in obama ads like this one the incumbent has been particularly effective and brown stein's piece he writes democrats say blue collar women have been the principle and most receptive target for their extended ad barrage portraying romney as plutocrat. on airing these on dr. phil and judge judy the strategy seems to be paying off lifting obama's numbers among a group that tilts republicans in swin
romney, we're going to do a little time travel now. we're going to show you what ann romney is going to say an hour and a half from now on "the tonight show." it's a little magic we can do here. >> and what was it that made you so angry? >> i will tell you jay, that four years ago it's a hard thing to do this, especially being the wife and having to listen to this stuff all the time. four years ago i made a videotape. and on the videotape i looked in the camera and i said, mitt, this is for you, sweetheart. i'm never doing this again. >> oh, really? >> yes. >> there's the perfect political wife. she knows how to lie with the best of them. if there was ever a candidate who was absolutely going to run for president again after lose tg in the republican primaries last time, it was mitt romney. this guy was running from the minute he dropped out last time. and she wants to pretend they had to draft us into doing this again. >> they had to really twist our arm. it strains -- it's absolutely not credible at all. and that's one of the things, too. mitt romney has been running for president
in the country, the brown/warren battle, getsn uier in massachusetts. >>> and ann romney hits the late night circuit, sitting down with jay leno giviing her take on th 47% puhes. this is "thday run." t't our first reading on -- reads of the morning. president obama makes another trip to ohio. romneyefinitely needs to put e idtilants to put it away. >>> today romney is out with a straight-to-camera ad. the ad itself is a bit of an admission that the 478% comments have done serious damage and the attacks on his psonal wealth are also sinking in. take a look athe ad. pdeba a i both care about poor and middle-class fami families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many peoplere on welfare. we should measureompassion by how many people are able to g of wfa good-paying job. >> worth noting, that's his first candidate-to-camera ad. this morning the obama campaign have another ad out hitting on the 47% comment. wmiomismissed oo ke 47% of americans for not pulling their weight, he attacked millions of hard-working people making $25,0
. > ann romney joked, yes, her husband does shop at costco on jay leno. >> would you say he is fgal or p? >> cheap. y >> you want to know when we leave the house? he turns off the hot water heater. you know what he forgets when we come home he eten toge ansold showers, they're not so bad. >>> ross perot is writing a book called "my book." anss size. >> did romney say class size doesn't matter. >> it didn't seem to me that class size is the key. >>> with president obama winng his lead in ohio and early voting begins there next week, today prident obam anditt mney crisscrossing that state, making five campaign appearances between them. this is day three of romney's bus tour. here he was just a short time ago in suburban columbus. >> i care about the people of america, and the difference between me and preside obama is i know whato do and i will do wt it tak to t this ecomy ing. >> i'm joining now by chris kafinas and john braybender. gentlemen, good to see you again. >> good morning. >> okay, john we keep saying thisut i'm going to say it n. noublin has won the presidency without ohio. so
: tonight ann romney is here. you're about to get the inside scoop from her in just minutes. but first, fearless leader or total failure? there's a big difference. when it comes to president obama some people have already made their minds up. >> when you look at the facts, when you look at the record, when you look at the substance of this administration the past 3 1/2 years, we have a president
with their friends. when ann romney spoke at the republican convention, there were thousands of gop people just treating -- tweeting almost as she spoke a paragraph. you do not know how reliable that is. and i recommend that when people watch the debate, they watch it not just with those who think as they do. democrats should not just sit around in a room with democrats. they should watch it with their opponent. because what is most telling, to me, is not what the spin doctors say, but if you sit around with people from opposing parties, they will say -- did he just say that? and so it will not be your bias. because you are for obama or romney. so, i think it is really, you need to not just be on your own. >> i could not agree more. that is why we do these debate watches. there are the young republicans and young democrats. and they have a discussion afterwards. return of the spin doctors. i would be suspicious of what i saw on twitter. based on the reasons you say. the campaigns are hitt to that. >> i think -- the campaigns are hip to that. >> one thing i can say the tendency to do then is you
in the campaign which is mitt romney lying in the sand in a gigantic heart in which he's written "i love ann." >> very sweet. >> he was a missionary for the mormons here, i think in france when he did this. very sweet, very touching. they've done this quite deliberately. they want people, charles blow, to think that mitt romney is not a heartless, ruthless man, he's a lovable guy who loves his wife and paints big pictures in the sand for her. >> listen, i'm not going to knock a man for loving his wife. good for him and good for ann, and i applaud the fact that they have been married and they seem to have a very nice relationship. but to go back to the last point, if mitt romney was running on his economic record that he could turn things around, he has not demonstrated that he can do that. he has not sold the american people on that. >> is the debate, i come back to this again, the first debate, this is mitt romney's chance. to me, he's got to beat his chest, go out there and take obama down. >> he has to get into a back lift. it has to be dramatic. i don't believe it's something he can do.
, the public eye. if you are michelle obama or ann romney or whoever you are, kate middleton, doesn't really matter who you are or what country you're in, the amount of attention that female very high profile people get these days, it's pretty unbearable, isn't it? how do you deal with that generally? generally? >> well, i think -- i think it's very difficult because you are always -- you always worry so much. not really, i can't generalize. i worry so much. i worry what's going to be the balash or what is it -- what -- am i looking right, not looking right? in fact, i am a very godmother. an independent woman, i'm a children's book author, and i'm striving to make a difference in education for children with my charitable causes. so i think the best thing you can do is strive on. keep your head held high, and have courage in your heart. and, you know, you can't go back. you just go forward and keep walking tall. >> you certainly have done that the last time you were on my show, i got very intrusive with you and asked you about your love life and you said the following. i don't think i'll get
, nevada. nevada is the backdrop for the president's debate camp. ann romney will campaign in that state today. and our latest maris poll shows the lead. john ralston hosts on ksnv. the president won nevada by 12 points back in '08. but that was a different time. it certainly has been hard hit by the economy. today republicans are distributing this briefing booklet on the president's housing policies. why is the president not enjoying the same kind of breakaway lead that we've seen in ohio? is it strictly the economy? >> yeah, thomas. it's the economy. here in nevada i think we have arguably the worst economy if the nation. highest unemployment up over 12%. we have the housing crisis you mentioned. president obama has been able to come to this state and talk about housing a little bit. he went to reno a few months back. talked about how one of his programs is helping a couple here. mitt romney has helped president obama by making some unfortunate comments about letting the foreclosure crisis, letting the market hit bottom. but you mentioned the briefing booklet buying comments that woodw
attacks on the president's so-called gaffes. >> ann romney was on "leno" last night. i didn't see the whole thing, but the clips i saw, i don't know. i know that's tough to say, but the relatability issue is constant. >> you know, and there's a bigger issue. they're having trouble relating. remember, driving around tampa, and we drove past -- ed, you'll understand this. being a populist republican, a conservative populist southern republican, we were going past all of these sort of little ranch houses. probably 1,800 square feet, whatever. probably cost $70,000, $75,000. as we were driving past, i said you know why mitt romney's not going to win? look at these houses. you know every one of these houses when i ran in my district, every one of them voted for me. every single person. i could go knock on the door, and they'd know my name. they'd ask for the yard sign. i said, how many of these little ranch houses here do you think are going to vote for mitt romney? so just so i don't make it about myself, you could have said the same thing about george w. bush. those people in those r
's wife ann making an appearance on "the tonight show." she was asked about the falout from romney's comments, that 47% of voters won't choose him because they're dependent on the government. >> it's very -- again it's a very frustrating thing because you try so hard to get your message out and you try so hard to let people know, you know, this is a guy that i know cares. this is a guy that cares for the 100%. >> ann romney said her husband's remarks were misinterpreted. >>> take a look at these images. storms on a tear. storm chasers saying at least one tornado has touched down in rural southwestern illinois. the roof of a farm house east of st. louis was ripped to shreds. a tractor was also overturned by the high winds. a number of funnel clouds were spotted in the area but they never reached the ground. and, there were no reports of any injuries. >>> cameras roll as muslim activists spray paint the controversial subway ad. one critics call hateful and racist. suggest enemies of israel are savages. check out this video from "the new york post." >> stop her! stop her! >> stop that
a political liability for romney? the romney family is a tight-knit clan. mitt and ann romney like many wealthy couples are working to make sure their wealth passes to their five sons and grandchildren. a family trust established as early as 1995 has amassed $100 million according to the romney campaign. mn's2011 tax records show he has set up an intentionally defector granter trust or idgt. also known as i dig it trust. in this case romney pays any income taxes on the assets in that trust. >> that is a trust that people create whe t assets for future genetions and they ntinue toay p the me tax on it. so i'vegiven awyn asset, t i continue to pay the income tax on it which allows me to shift more wealth to the next generation. >> what that mes is if an investment in the trust gains in value by miion over time, it's ry who pays the 15 capitol gains tax of 50,0. not his children or grandchildren. in essence, it's like passing on wealth to the next generation without having to pay gift taxes on that amount. and gift taxes have ranged from 35% to 55% since the 1990s. th is a common estate
of days ago when ann romney's plane had some electrical problem and smoke started filling the cabin and they were able to land and fortunately everybody was safe. but mitt romney had the answer for what they should have done. >> romney: i appreciate the fact she is on the ground, safe and sound, and -- [ applause ] >> romney: i don't think she knows just how worried some of us were. when you have a fire in an aircraft there is no place to go exactly. and you can't find any oxygen inside the aircraft because the windows don't roll down i don't know why they did that. >> stephanie: that's that is she stupidest thing i have ever heard a politician say. look, dr. press here you open the window in the airplane number 1 it is freaking cold outside. number 2, you are going to get sucked out of the airplane -- >> i was going to say being cold is the least of my concerns. >> bill: yeah. hello. >> it's a little stuffy in here. crack that window. >> bill: why not open the door. hello? he wants to be president of the united states? >> that's a weird thing to say. >> bill: six
. it would be an incomplete pass. >> gretchen: that would be the end of the game. ann romney making her first appearance on the tonight show. she talked about the campaign trail, her five sons and then she called mitt chief? >> would you say he is frugal or cheap? >> cheap. >> cheap? [ laughter ] >> really cheap. okay. >> yeah, you want to know what does he when we leave the house? he turns off the hot water heater. >> he turns off the hot water heater. >> do you know what he does when we come back? he forgets he's got to turn the hot water heater on and he says cold showers, they're not that bad. >> gretchen: wow. ann says they still have a checklist in the house that reminds them to turn it back on. >> steve: she also says they really love to go to costco. let's talk a little bit about this, we talked a lot about voter fraud. there is a group called true the vote. what they did was they look at the entire state of florida and they're voter rolls. so they ross referenced the entire state of florida with only 10% of the state of new york because a lot of people in new york are snow birds and
plouff. mitt romney is counting on his secret weapon, ann, out on the trail. >> this country is ready for a turnaround. this country is ready -- this country is ready for mitt romney. >> joining me now, a man who knows quite a lot about mitt romney's debate preparation, his senior advisor, former senator jim tallent. welcome to you. >> good to be with you, piers. >> how is he getting on, the candidate? because this is potentially a make or break debate for mitt romney. >> yeah, it certainly is a big debate and a big debate for the country. well, he's worked hard. the president is a good debater and he's been in this -- on this spotlight before, so you know, governor romney is probably a little bit the underdog but i think he's going to be ready. he's going to be ready on the issues which is really what this election's about. >> there's a massive game at the moment of both sides downplaying expectation. so far, even if mitt romney just makes the stage, you guys could declare a triumph and a glorious victory. it's getting a bit ridiculous. the truth is mitt romney spent most of the firs
chair for mitt romney's campaign and brags about how much he knows mitt romney. watch. >> he's very, very funny. >> funny? >> ann talked about it last night. i don't think the american people have seen that so far but he is a riot. >> he's a riot. he told me don't pay those refuse, keep all the money for yourself. that goes to the income and in quality is rifo throughout the country. they won't even share it with the game that they profit off of. robert reich said: >> that is exactly right. so let's bring robert in right now. he is a professor at berkeley and also now the author of beyond outrage what has gone wrong with our economy our democracy and how to fix it. great to have you here. you know, when you tell the mitt romneys of the world we have this great inequality, they say god bless america. >> we have not had this degree of income in equality in america for 80 years and by some measures, 100 years. go back to the gilded age of the robber borons where you find the same kind of concentration of income and wealth and power at the highest reaches of the united states. we don't
crisis. so all eyes on denver wednesday night. >> mitt romney did very well in nevada during the primaries, so go fixture. we will see more from you later. >>> for more front page polit politics, i'm joined by anne cornbleau and eleanor clift. let's go with you, first, eleanor, just a few days until the presidential debates, so for whom is this debate more important and why? >> romney is behind in the polls, and behind in the battle gowned states so the pressure is on governor romney to change the dynamics of the debate. he's going to help that he can think on his feet and come up with real spontaneous responses, the fact that he's too scripted has actually worked against him. the president has to turn in a work man like performance kind of like he did at the convention, nothing that's spectacular, but nothing that loses him any ground. but a lot of pressure on romney. >> same question to you, wayne, on which one has the more pressure on him factor. >> it's really both, certainly given the way the race has been going, mitt romney has been a lot to prove, this could be a big m
legacy of education and some capital, and mitt romney turned that into an extraordinary fortune, but he and ann lived on a budget when they were young, and what i think most appealing about him is the five boys of whom i met three, and mrs. romney, whom i met, and they are an ordinary american family. they are just -- imagine five boys running around at the age of 6, and that makes you very ordinary. he didn't kill any of them, that's a start. [laughter] i think that will come across, and all of the efforts to bring up the money and the house and the horse and all of that stuff, i don't think americans care if it comes across one on one how much money. nelson rockefeller won in new york again and again and again and again and again, and his fortune dwarf that. there are a lot of rich democrats that this issue doesn't come up. kerry did not lose because he married the heinz fortune. he lost because he was not particularly approachable. [laughter] i think that what you're concerned about is right to be concern the about, but i think as people get to know the governor, and especially the g
to hear jim lerher ask obama and romney in the debate? plus, we will go to denver where andrea is waiting the big showdown. back in a moment. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] citibank's app for ipad makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank. helps him deposit his checks. jay also like it when mother nature helps him wash his car. mother nature's cool like that. mobile check deposit. easier banking. standard at citibank. >> kimberly: welcome back to "the five." we have andrea, bring her in, she is in denver for the big debate. what do you see out there? what is going on? >> andrea: hey, k.g. beautiful day in denver. i have to say the excitement is building inside the university as we get closer to the debate. serve here. i ran in marco rubio and waserman schultz. this is behind me, the spin room. this is where the campaign surrogates will be spinning after the debate. you can see every major media outlet is here. we hit the budweiser tent. no beer, just chili. we have been talkin
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